As one of the activities of Talakudong Festival, the City Veterinary Services Office, headed by Dra. Hermenegilda S. Sanque, successfully organized the Tacurong Dogs Day 2017 on 9 September.

A total of 193 dogs and 107 dog owners joined the celebration which started with a dog funwalk at six o’clock in the morning.

At the opening program, everyone was joined by Rotarian Pscyhe Sucaldito and Canine Club Tacurong President Renante Mercado.

Also present were veterinarians from all over the region namely, Dr. Jennefer Bulawan, Dr. Shiela Mae de Jesus, Dr. Sheena Julabar, Dr. Jubienaur Moscoso, and Dr. Leah Macailing; they also acted as judges during the Dog Fashion Show and Fastest Eater competition, which was held after the program.

Gracing the occasion as a keynote speaker was Dog trainer and Behaviorist, Mr. Ronald “Aynad” Lumbao. He shared with the dog owners some techniques on how to walk and properly care for their pet dogs.

Aside from the fun dog competitions, the dogs were also able to avail of the free rabies vaccination, free deworming, free vitamins shots, and free castration. The city vet office also provided freebies including dog food and dog shampoos.

The 2017 Dogs Day was also an advance celebration of World Rabies Day on September 28, and was chaired by City Councilor Renante Duque. The sponsors included the Rotary Club, SMIT, Jargon Construction, Noel Farm, Conching Farm, SKTSI Agrivet, Belz Agrivet, Delgado Agrivet, Johnel Agrivet, Badet Agrivet, Obleada Gen. Merchandise, Nimfa Sumatra, Amado Yongke Agrivet, UNAHCO, ASVET, PET-ONE, and Pet Option. (YMR, LGUTacurong-Info)